The process serving industry is constantly evolving, and the integration of technology is playing a vital role in this transformation. As a leading provider of legal documents delivery and process serving services, Evolution Process Server is dedicated to staying at the forefront of this industry by utilizing cutting-edge technology to enhance our services.
In this article, we will explore how the digital age is changing the process serving industry, from advancements in searchability to real-time updates, compliance with local rules and regulations, improved record keeping, tracking and scoring process server performance, and making the process more efficient and productive. We will also discuss the benefits of working with a technology-driven process-serving agency and how it can benefit your legal practice.
Advancements in Searchability
The use of new technology in the process serving industry has greatly improved the ability to locate individuals. In the past, process servers were limited to traditional methods such as phone books and government records to find individuals. But with the advent of technology, process servers now have access to a wide range of tools and resources that allow them to find individuals faster and more accurately. Some of the tools that process servers commonly use include search engines, social media, and data aggregators. Search engines like Google and Bing allow process servers to quickly find information about an individual’s location, phone number, and even images. Social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn provide additional information about an individual’s connections and whereabouts. Data aggregators like Accurint and TLO provide access to vast databases that can be searched using proprietary algorithms to locate individuals faster and with greater success than ever before.
Compliance with Local Rules and Regulations
Compliance with Local Rules and Regulations: Complying with local rules and regulations is a critical aspect of the process service industry. Federal rules around delivering service of process are well understood, however, every jurisdiction has its own set of rules and regulations and these are subject to change. Historically, this has made it difficult to keep track of what constitutes effective service of process in any given location.
How technology helps process servers stay compliant: With the aid of technology, it’s easier than ever to search for specific regulations governing the service of process in a certain jurisdiction. When process server software provides instant access to local rules and regulations for them, it can improve service of process quality significantly. This helps process servers stay compliant, reduce confusion and miss important information needed for accurate and complete proof of service. Access to local rules and regulations is crucial for process servers to provide accurate and effective service.
Improvements in Record Keeping of the service industry
The integration of technology has greatly improved the process of record keeping in the process of serving the industry. By utilizing software apps and automation, process servers can now keep accurate digital records of the legal documents submitted for service, the additional requests or details provided, the attempts made by the process servers, and other notes regarding the procedure. These records ensure compliance with the law, and the rule-based processes that support workflows such as order verification, progress reporting, and tracking process server performance, help legal matters proceed smoothly for all involved parties and protect process servers from data loss. The ability to store information digitally also allows third-party apps to react to the records and updates, performing simple tasks and automation, taking the load off of employees. This not only allows legal practitioners and law firms to rest easy knowing that the service of process is being carried out effectively and accurately but also allows process servers to handle more cases in the same amount of time.
Real-time Updates and Communication with process servers
The use of technology has greatly improved the ability of a process server to communicate and provide real-time updates to clients, allowing them to have transparency and be informed about the stage of the process and the overall progress of the process serving service through platforms such as mobile apps, websites and other digital tools. Examples o
f such platforms and capabilities include real-time updates, live tracking, and instant confirmation alerts. These live updates and confirmation alerts are critical for clients to have peace of mind, know the status of their legal documents and the progress of the process serving service, and also help the legal practitioners and law firms to proceed smoothly with legal matters.
Tracking and Scoring Process Server Performance
Technology has greatly improved the ability to track and score the performance of process servers. By utilizing performance metrics and tracking tools, vendors can monitor the performance and assess their efficiency, allowing them to allocate tasks to the most efficient and effective process server. For example, vendors can track the process server’s resolution rates, efficiency, or time spent on tasks. This helps process service to be more transparent, ultimately improving client satisfaction.
Efficient and Productive
The rise in demand for process servers has led to the need for technology to be implemented into the business in order to keep up and provide fast and efficient service. The integration of technology has greatly improved the efficiency and productivity of the process serving the industry. With the use of innovative tools and techniques, process servers can now predict workload, streamline operations and serve documents quickly, allowing them to keep up with the rising demand for their services. Tools that automate repetitive tasks, such as routing, scheduling, and document management, allow us to spend more time serving documents. For example, using mapping and routing software can help process servers determine the most efficient routes for serving documents, and using automated scheduling can help us plan their workload.